About John
Get to know John Skinner

Helping clients understand, navigate and negotiate the intricacies of Los Angeles residential real estate.

From the Westside to the South Bay and beyond, John Skinner has established himself as a tremendous residential real estate resource for buyers and sellers in the Los Angeles area. A native of Santa Monica and graduate of Crossroads High School and USC, John has a lifetime of local knowledge that has aided him in a successful 20 year residential real estate career. With a strong work ethic, a vigorous commitment to client satisfaction, an understanding of the extreme importance of taking care of all the details in a transaction, and a unique ability to put himself in the shoes of his clients, John has separated himself as an elite Los Angeles realtor. John has been involved in hundreds of transactions totaling over $300M in sales while collaborating with top professionals in the Southern California real estate industry.

Extensive Local Knowledge

An asset to both local residents and buyers relocating to Los Angeles, John is a wealth of key community information on the various micro-markets that make up the ever-growing LA real estate landscape. His clear understanding of the nuances of each neighborhood has proved invaluable to clients, particularly those new to the LA area.

Client First Mindset

With seamless communication and a personalized, thoughtful and honest approach, John acts with his clients’ best interest in mind, providing reassurance that they are getting the best care from start to finish. John understands that selling or purchasing a home is a big financial undertaking that requires both professionalism and often the utmost confidentiality.

Specialized Services

John has been at the helm of numerous transactions involving high profile sports and tech clients requiring high levels of confidentiality and detailed transactional expertise. John has also been retained by local universities to consult and provide analysis and key information of the LA housing market for the recruitment of faculty and staff adding to his depth of knowledge and skills.

Excellent Industry Reputation

John’s credibility among his peers as a straight-shooter who is easy to communicate with has benefited clients with numerous off-market opportunities and when dealing with competitive multiple-offer situations. His experience and relationships within the industry provides a clear understanding of the right agents to engage and work with in a transaction.

Unique Team Approach

John and his experienced associates take a very personal approach when listing a home and do not hand off showings or prepping the property to inexperienced team members. They work collaboratively with clients in establishing the right price point and marketing strategy to help create a successful experience. Over 70% of Skinner Estates listings sell in multiple offers.

John Skinner Family
personal life

Away from work

When away from work, you will most likely find John hanging out with his wife Jill (a successful Estate Attorney and another great resource) and their two sons, while taking advantage of all the Westside provides. A sports enthusiast, John loves cross-training and playing basketball, tennis, golf and beach volleyball. He has been a highly successful high school basketball coach/mentor winning multiple CIF championships as both a head coach and assistant.
personal life

Away from work

When away from work, you will most likely find John hanging out with his wife Jill (a successful Estate Attorney and another great resource) and their two sons, while taking advantage of all the Westside provides. A sports enthusiast, John loves cross-training and playing basketball, tennis, golf and beach volleyball. He has been a highly successful high school basketball coach/mentor winning multiple CIF championships as both a head coach and assistant.
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